London, Jun 9 (ANI): Veteran Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes that England has enough experience to go and win the World Cup without him.
Scholes revealed this week that he came close to returning to the Three Lions squad for South Africa.
Scholes turned down the request, but feels Fabio Capello's team has what it takes to go all the way if they get a bit of luck and steer clear of injuries, The Sun reports.
England has already lost Rio Ferdinand, while Gareth Barry will miss Saturday's opener with the US.
Scholes said: "They can win it if things go their way. For a start, they need to keep everyone fit. The squad is full of very good players but to go over there and actually win the World Cup, it helps if you've got everyone in good shape.
"They haven't had much luck in the build-up to the first game. Hopefully, there won't be any more knocks. It's obviously gutting for Rio, not just because he's the captain but because his injury occurred so close to the start of the tournament."
"It will be quite an open World Cup. There are a number of teams who can go all the way - and England is one of them. There's no shortage of talent in the team," he added. (ANI)